Flight Lieutenant Caroline Paige (born Eric Cookson in 1961) is the first officer in the Royal Air Force to have a sex change. As a man, he served in the cold war intercepting Soviet bomber planes, and was involved in the Gulf War and Bosnia Conflict.[1]

Caroline Paige is still serving in the RAF today as a female officer.[2]


  1. Caroline Paige. (2004-08-23). Retrieved on 2007-08-16.
  2. Paterson, Michael (2000-08-14). RAF navigator has sex swap. Electronic Telegraph. Retrieved on 2007-08-16.
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